Field-sequential color (FSC) is a potential technique for low-power liquid-crystal displays (LCDs). However, it still experiences a serious visual artifact, color break-up (CBU), which degrades image quality. Consequently, the "Stencil Field-Sequential-Color (Stencil-FSC)" method, which applies local color-backlight-dimming technology at a 240-Hz field rate to FSC-LCDs, is proposed. Using the Stencil-FSC method not only suppressed CBU efficiently but also enhanced the image contrast ratio by using low average power consumption. After backlight signal optimization, the Stencil-FSC method was demonstrated on a 32-in. FSC-LCD and effectively suppressed the CBU, which resulted in more than a 27,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and less than 40-W average power consumption.